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Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Discusses boating, car, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents. By Altman& Altman.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 31

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her

    Woman Killed in East Boston When Andrew McArdle Bridge Crushes Her
    A woman died in East Boston on Tuesday when the Meridian Street Bridge, also referred to as the Andrew McArdle Bridge, closed on top of her. Boston police are trying to figure out exactly what happened to cause the Massachusetts pedestrian…
  • Sep 19

    Fraternity Under Investigation For Alleged “Date Rape” Drugs at Party

    Fraternity Under Investigation For Alleged “Date Rape” Drugs at Party
    Tau Kappa Epsilon, a fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is under investigation over allegations that some of its members inserted date rape drugs into the beverages of party attendees. According to police, several of the…
  • Sep 16

    Man Expected to File Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Case After Wife, Twins Die During Childbirth

    Man Expected to File Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death Case After Wife, Twins Die During Childbirth
    A man whose common-law wife and twin daughters died during their delivery says he intends to sue the doctors involved for birthing malpractice. Tafari Brathwaite says they tried to deliver the babies naturally even though Victoria Rexach told…
Rank this Week: 203

Law and the Environment

Law and the Environment

Covers environmental law issues, including CERCLA, climate change, permitting, and renewable energy. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.lawandenvironment.com/
  • Sep 22

    The SAB Enters the “Waters of the United States” Fray: Guess Which Side the Scientists Support

    The SAB Enters the “Waters of the United States” Fray: Guess Which Side the Scientists Support
    The Science Advisory Board has now provided its advice to EPA and the ACOE concerning their proposed rule clarifying the definition of “waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. In a brief letter that can only worry…
  • Sep 16

    More Than (You Thought) You Ever Wanted To Know About Waters Of The United State

    More Than (You Thought) You Ever Wanted To Know About Waters Of The United State
    Over the past few months, I worked with a number of colleagues from the American College of Environmental Lawyers to provide the Environmental Council of the States with a balanced review of the history and background of how the term…
  • Sep 15

    Some PURPA Qualifying Facilities are More Qualified Than Other

    Some PURPA Qualifying Facilities are More Qualified Than Other
    In a fascinating decision last week, a divided panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Texas Public Utilities Commission had authority to limit the universe of “Qualifying Facilities” under the Public Utilities…
Rank this Week: 2196

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Massachusetts Domestic Assault and Battery Defense Attorney

    Massachusetts Domestic Assault and Battery Defense Attorney
    If you or someone you love is facing a criminal domestic assault or battery charge, it is crucial that you seek counsel to evaluate your case.  Gaining the experience of a legal professional is the only way to protect yourself from an…
  • Sep 18

    Massachusetts Abuse and Harassment Prevention Orders Criminal Defense Attorney

    Massachusetts Abuse and Harassment Prevention Orders Criminal Defense Attorney
    Like many other states, Massachusetts has enacted legislation to allow people who allege they are, or will be, at risk for domestic violence or harassment to obtain court orders of protection. There are two distinct types of available orders:…
  • Sep 16

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?

    Can I Blow A False Positive On A Breathalyzer?
    The emphatic answer to this question is YES! There are numerous substances that can cause a person to blow a false positive on a breathalyzer test. The problem is that even if you have not been drinking, and you blow a false, you will still…
Rank this Week: 235

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 2049

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 584

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg,…

Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg, LLC Blog

Covers employment law and bankruptcy.

http://www.goldsteinandclegglaw.com/index.php/blog/
  • Sep 22

    You can’t be fired due to a wage garnishment in Massachusett

    You can’t be fired due to a wage garnishment in Massachusett
    Employees often fear that their personal lives, especially their financial affairs and any public records can come back to haunt them at work. As an example, many people in society today have lived or continue to live on the use of credit and…
  • Sep 18

    Discrimination Age in Employment Act

    Discrimination Age in Employment Act
    Often times employees believe that they are being discriminated based upon their vast experience in a company or their advanced age. In some situations if an employee has worked with a company so long that they are considered to have…
  • Sep 11

    Can your employer make you work nights or weekends?

    Can your employer make you work nights or weekends?
    In Massachusetts an employer can require you to work during any time that meets their actual business objectives. If you are an employee at will, meaning there is no employment contact then you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all.…
Rank this Week: 4437

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Injury Lawyer Blog

By Breakstone, White & Gluck.

http://www.massachusettsinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Attorney Sam Segal Elected Treasurer of Massachusetts Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Board of Director

    Attorney Sam Segal Elected Treasurer of Massachusetts Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Board of Director
    Congratulations to our associate, Sam Segal, who has been elected treasurer of the Massachusetts Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Board of Directors for the 2014-2015 year. Segal graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in…
  • Sep 19

    National Child Passenger Safety Week: Check for Child Seat Recalls This Year

    National Child Passenger Safety Week: Check for Child Seat Recalls This Year
    This is National Child Passenger Safety Week, when parents can get answers to common questions about driving safely with their children. National Child Passenger Safety Week began last weekend and is observed by the National Highway Traffic…
  • Sep 12

    Smoke Alarm Recall Affects More than One Million

    Smoke Alarm Recall Affects More than One Million
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is calling on the public to check their home smoke alarms, after more than a million units were recalled yesterday. Kidde recalled 1.2 million smoke alarms in the United States and 112,000 in Canada.…
Rank this Week: 4226

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blawg

Covers workers' compensation. By Kantrovitz & Associates P.C.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 3074

Massachusetts Social Security…

Massachusetts Social Security Disability Lawyers Blog

Comments on Massachusetts social security disability law. By Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.massachusettssocialsecuritydisabilitylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 22

    Hendron v. Colvin: SSDI Cases and the Standard of Review by Appellate Court

    Hendron v. Colvin: SSDI Cases and the Standard of Review by Appellate Court
    Hendron v. Colvin, a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, involved a claimant who had applied three times for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from the United States Social Security…
  • Sep 18

    Garrison v. Colvin - ALJ Rejection of SSDI Claim Must be Rooted in Fact

    Garrison v. Colvin - ALJ Rejection of SSDI Claim Must be Rooted in Fact
    Administrative law judges overseeing Social Security Disability Insurance benefits claims do have a fair amount of discretion in determination of cases. They can decide whether certain expert witnesses deserve more credence than others, if…
  • Sep 14

    Scrogham v. Colvin - Multiple Ailments in SSDI Case

    Scrogham v. Colvin - Multiple Ailments in SSDI Case
    Unless an applicant seeking Social Security disability insurance benefits has a listed condition with severity that is recognized by the administration, he or she can expect to fight in order to secure benefits. This does not mean one is…
Rank this Week: 969

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Boston, MA Divorce and Law Blog

Covers Massachusetts law in the areas of family law, real estate, litigation, and other legal issues. By Alan Pransky.

http://massfamilylawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?

    What is the legal residence of a child of divorced parents?
    Many people who get divorced live in different towns from their ex-spouse. They will sometimes choose between the two school systems and send their children to the better school. This means that the better school system will have more…
  • Jul 13

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet

    Jury mistrials caused by the Internet
    Many people think that jury trials are proceedings in which a jury looks to discover the truth. In practice, jury trials are a search for justice and fairness. Justice does not necessarily mean a search for truth. Justice, in a court…
  • Jul 8

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.

    Massachusetts and the right of privacy in our homes.
    According to a recent stories on the internet, a drone was used to spy on a woman in her home. Two men were seen flying a drone with a video screen showing a display from a camera on the drone. In other words, using the drone as a high-tech…
Rank this Week: 2257

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Law Blog

Covers family and criminal law. By Law Office Of George N. Papachristos.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2155

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    Golfer Greg Norman Injured in Chainsaw Accident

    Golfer Greg Norman Injured in Chainsaw Accident
    According to recent news report from CNN, professional golfer Greg Norman was hospitalized after being injured in a chainsaw accident. Norman had posted pictures of himself with the chainsaw on the social media platform Instagram with a…
  • Sep 18

    Inmate Died of Heat Exposure in NYC Jail: On Section 1983 Claim

    Inmate Died of Heat Exposure in NYC Jail: On Section 1983 Claim
    According to a recent story from WTOP news, an inmate at Rikers Island New York City jail died from excessive heat while in his cell. It is being reported that the decedent, a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, had been homeless…
  • Sep 11

    "Hot Coffee" Documentary Details How Tort Reform Movement Gathered Steam

    "Hot Coffee" Documentary Details How Tort Reform Movement Gathered Steam
    Almost certainly, you have heard of the 1990s case involving the woman who was awarded millions of dollars after spilling takeout coffee in her lap. The case was upheld as an example of how absurd our justice system had become, how…
Rank this Week: 440

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Published by Jeffrey S. Glassman

http://www.boston-car-accident-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Driver Crashed Car into 7-Eleven: On UM/UIM Coverage

    Driver Crashed Car into 7-Eleven: On UM/UIM Coverage
    According to a recent article from the Chicago Tribune, a driver crashed his car into a local 7-Eleven convenience store and then fled the scene. Witnesses are reporting that the driver went into to the convenience store to get a carton of…
  • Sep 19

    Hughes v. Kia Motors Corp., et al.: On Causation in Car Accident Lawsuit

    Hughes v. Kia Motors Corp., et al.: On Causation in Car Accident Lawsuit
    Experienced Boston car accident attorneys understand that sometime a case must be filed against parties other than a driver involved in the crash. Hughes v. Kia Motors Corp., et al., a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the…
  • Sep 17

    Williams v. GEICO - Challenging Car Insurance Step-Down Provision

    Williams v. GEICO - Challenging Car Insurance Step-Down Provision
    Auto insurance companies have a laundry list of ways to limit or circumvent liability for claims in major accidents. One of the most notorious methods is a "step-down provision." Applicable in a range of circumstances, the step-down…
Rank this Week: 2175

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Covers legal issues surrounding asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.mesotheliomalawyers-blog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Vanderbilt v. Galliher - Widow's $2.8M Mesothelioma Verdict in Jeopardy

    Vanderbilt v. Galliher - Widow's $2.8M Mesothelioma Verdict in Jeopardy
    One of the most common tactics employed by asbestos defendants is to drag on proceedings as long as possible. The hope is plaintiffs will be so overwhelmed, they will simply give up. Our Boston mesothelioma attorneys know the fight sometimes…
  • Sep 15

    Can Family of Asbestos Workers Sue for Illness?

    Can Family of Asbestos Workers Sue for Illness?
    The Supreme Court of California has agreed to hear an appeal involving a plaintiff who sued his uncle's employer. According to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle, the plaintiff, who is dying from mesothelioma, has alleged that…
  • Sep 15

    Ganoe v. Metalclad - Causation Theory Reasonable to Proceed

    Ganoe v. Metalclad - Causation Theory Reasonable to Proceed
    In Boston mesothelioma lawsuits, a key point that must be made - even before a case can make it to the trial phase - is sufficient proof the condition was caused by the defendant, either through action (producing a dangerous product) or…
Rank this Week: 3983

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro

    Free Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ On October 14 at Firefly’s Marlboro
    I have a great FREE SEMINAR to announce for new and returning home buyers! A Home Buyer Boot Camp Seminar BBQ on October 14, 2014 at Firefly’s BBQ Restaurant in Marlboro, 350 E. Main St (Rt. 20). Sponsored by the Vetstein Law…
  • Sep 9

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary

    Vote Today! Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judiciary
    Governor’s Council Race Will Shape Next Generation of Mass. Judges I endorse Charlie Shapiro and Robert Jubinville Today is the Massachusetts Primary Election. In Democrat-dominated Massachusetts, today’s election is often more…
  • Sep 3

    Equity Residential’s Upfront Tenant Fees Illegal, Federal Judge Rule

    Equity Residential’s Upfront Tenant Fees Illegal, Federal Judge Rule
    Perry v. Equity Residential: Application Fee, Amenity-Community Fee, Move-In Fee and Upfront Pet Fee Held Illegal In a stinging class action ruling on August 26, 2014, Boston federal district court judge Rya Zobel ruled that Equity…
Rank this Week: 513

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Greater Driver Accountability Urged by Grieving Massachusetts Father

    Greater Driver Accountability Urged by Grieving Massachusetts Father
    A 20-year-old student studying physical therapy at Simmons College was killed on Father's Day while jogging along a road in Sharon. The vehicle that caused her death was driven by a man who never should have been behind the wheel because his…
  • Sep 15

    Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Didn't Know He Could Get DUI While High

    Pittsburgh Steelers Running Back Didn't Know He Could Get DUI While High
    According to a recent article from CBS Sports, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell did not know that he could be charged with a DUI for smoking marijuana before driving. As your Boston drunk driving car accident lawyer…
  • Sep 15

    Convicted Drunk Driver Faces Civil Lawsuit by Parents of Those Killed

    Convicted Drunk Driver Faces Civil Lawsuit by Parents of Those Killed
    A texting drunk driver who killed two 17-year-old high school students and seriously injured two others in New York in December 2012 is being sued for wrongful death, in lawsuits filed just shy of one year of his criminal conviction. In the…
Rank this Week: 857

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Product Liability Lawyer Blog

Covers products liability and medical malpractice. By Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC.

http://www.productliabilitylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Chapman, et al. v. The Procter & Gamble Dist., et al.: On Scientific Evidence in Products Liability Case

    Chapman, et al. v. The Procter & Gamble Dist., et al.: On Scientific Evidence in Products Liability Case
    As our Boston products liability attorneys can explain, the use of a qualified and knowledgeable expert can significantly increase a plaintiff's chance of obtaining complete financial recovery. Chapman, et al. v. The Procter & Gamble…
  • Sep 17

    Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Aim to Increase Market for Xarelto

    Johnson & Johnson and Bayer Aim to Increase Market for Xarelto
    As our Xarelto attorneys have discussed on other blog entries, Johnson and Johnson, Bayer, U.S., and German drugmakers involved with the production and marketing of the drug are performing new studies to increase the profit potential for…
  • Sep 16

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million to Transvaginal Mesh Plaintiff

    Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million to Transvaginal Mesh Plaintiff
    According to a recent Bloomberg article, Boston Scientific was found liable and ordered pay $73 million in connection with its Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) medical device. As our experienced vaginal mesh attorneys in Massachusetts can explain,…
Rank this Week: 2355

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury law with an emphasis on products and drugs liability. By Sheff Law.

http://www.personalinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 19

    NY PATIENT WINS $2.3 MILLION IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUIT

    NY PATIENT WINS $2.3 MILLION IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE SUIT
    Following a three week trial, a Rockland County, New York jury has awarded $2.3 million to a Nyack Hospital patient for injuries he sustained four years ago as a result of medical malpractice. On October 1, 2010, 52-year-old John Antonucci…
  • Sep 19

    KINGS OF LEON CANCELS MORE SHOWS AFTER DRUMMER INJURED

    KINGS OF LEON CANCELS MORE SHOWS AFTER DRUMMER INJURED
    Alternative rock band Kings of Leon has been forced to cancel two more shows in its Mechanical Bull Tour after drummer, Nathan Followill, sustained injuries in a tour bus accident. Followill was treated for broken ribs after the band's tour…
  • Sep 8

    LACK OF FEDERAL OVERSIGHT IN PREVENTING THEME PARK ACCIDENTS

    LACK OF FEDERAL OVERSIGHT IN PREVENTING THEME PARK ACCIDENTS
    With the popular and regular attendance of amusement parks, a lack of park safety has led to several theme park accidents, calling for federal oversight. The Consumer Product Safety Administration only regulates portable rides that tour with…
Rank this Week: 1242

Corporate Social Responsibility…

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Covers corporate governance, human rights, trade and transparency. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.csrandthelaw.com
  • Sep 19

    Alien Tort Case Developments: Three Recent Decision

    Alien Tort Case Developments: Three Recent Decision
    In July, we posted about two recent decisions by federal appellate courts that sought to define the parameters of the “touch and concern” standard established by the Supreme Court in its 2012 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch…
  • Aug 31

    Coming Soon: New Requirements for Federal Contractors Regarding Human Trafficking

    Coming Soon: New Requirements for Federal Contractors Regarding Human Trafficking
    In the coming weeks, the U.S. federal government is expected to release amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) that are intended to strengthen existing prohibitions against human trafficking by federal…
  • Aug 21

    President Obama Issues New Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplace

    President Obama Issues New Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplace
    On July 31, President Obama issued an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to disclose past labor violations. The order applies to new contracts for goods and services, including construction, valued at more than $500,000.…
Rank this Week: 3875

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Boston Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy law issues. By the Law Office of Neil Burns.

http://www.bostonbankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income

    Bankruptcy Petition’s In Massachusetts Must Disclose Income
    It is axiomatic that any and all information requested by the United States Bankruptcy Court on the Chapter 7 Petition be complete, accurate and up to date.  Folks filing for bankruptcy protection are given a discharge based on that…
  • Sep 15

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Creditors When Filing for Bankruptcy?

    Do I Still Need to Pay My Creditors When Filing for Bankruptcy?
    Once you decide to file for bankruptcy, you can stop paying your creditors.  However, this general rule only applies to debts that you can legitimately discharge in bankruptcy.  Thus, you can stop paying your credit card bills, but…
  • Sep 11

    Bankruptcy, the Homestead, and Trust

    Bankruptcy, the Homestead, and Trust
    The Massachusetts bankruptcy law now allows personal residences held in a trust to be protected under the Massachusetts Homestead statute.  It is important to note that the law gives $125,000 in protection to all residents, with or…
Rank this Week: 4921

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Mass. LOMAP: Law Practice Advisor

Provides resources, tips, and substantive advice to attorneys, focused on those licensed in Massachusetts, to help establish and institutionalize professional office practices. By Director Rodney Dowell, and LPA Jared Correia, Esq.

http://masslomap.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Five Best Practice Referral Marketing Tip

    Five Best Practice Referral Marketing Tip
    Referral marketing, as opposed to direct marketing, targets people with the potential to send you business. Successful firms rely on a high percentage of referrals to keep their practice booming. A referral network must be developed and…
  • Sep 12

    Not Your Average Business Plan

    Not Your Average Business Plan
    Do you have a business plan for your practice?  If you are like most of the attorneys I speak with, you don’t currently have one and you cringe at the thought of it. I used to recommend writing a business plan as both the first…
  • Sep 5

    Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver

    Hawking Quacksalvers: (Under)promise and (Over)deliver
    The legal industry has a genuine concern in rooting out charlatans. The advertising ethics rules reflect as much, with a general prohibition against producing and disseminating false or misleading information, that expands out from there.…
Rank this Week: 1136

Pappas Law Library Blog

Pappas Law Library Blog

From the Boston University School of Law.

http://bulawinteractive.org/libraryblog/
  • Sep 19

    Mobile Apps for Law

    Mobile Apps for Law
    Check out this cool, totally updated database on Mobile Apps for Law.
  • Sep 18

    Harvard Law School Exam

    Harvard Law School Exam
    What an interesting thing to do!  Harvard Law School has posted all of the law school exams given at Harvard from 1871 to 1998. Here are the first 10 questions from an 1871 exam in Real Property. Thanks to the Volokh…
  • Sep 17

    Sources for World Constitution

    Sources for World Constitution
    Among the many resources available for researching foreign law (or the law of non-U.S. jurisdictions), one of the most important is constitutions. To help locate constitutional texts, the law library subscribes to two premium databases:…
Rank this Week: 2141

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers warrants, license suspension, Massachusetts criminal offenses, and criminal defense issues. By Lewin & Lewin.

http://www.massachusettscriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    SHOPLIFITNG CHARGE AVOIDED

    SHOPLIFITNG CHARGE AVOIDED
    On August 27, 2014, EG, a 58 year old married mother of two children went into the Whole Foods Market in Andover. She filled her shopping cart with about $150.00 worth of food; unfortunately she filled her pocketbook with about $130.00 worth…
  • Sep 16

    DOMESTIC (FATHER/SON) ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED

    DOMESTIC (FATHER/SON) ASSAULT & BATTERY DISMISSED
    On July 19, 2014 SI, a 46 year old letter carrier from Malden, asked his 16 year old son to get ready for bed. SI and his son got into an argument. The son told SI to go f__k himself. The son alleged that SI then struck the son across the…
  • Sep 16

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT CHARGE DISMISSED

    CRIMINAL HARASSMENT CHARGE DISMISSED
    For 25 years RJ had a secret love for CL, a woman RJ had worked with for 4 years from 1989 to 1993. RJ was very very shy and never asked CL out on a date and never told her of his affections for her. For 25 years RJ "kept tabs" on CL, knowing…
Rank this Week: 1499

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

JoelHSchwartz Law Firm Blog

Covers personal injury law in Boston.

http://www.joelhschwartz.com/blog/
  • Sep 19

    Reputation Matters when Choosing a Personal Injury Law Firm

    Reputation Matters when Choosing a Personal Injury Law Firm
    It is simple to find several personal injury law firms in your area. It is just as easy to choose one without doing any research. But is this the process you want to follow during this critical point in your life? It is essential that you…
  • Sep 16

    Personal Injury Law and Technology

    Personal Injury Law and Technology
    Which steps will you take to find the right personal injury attorney? While some people opt for the legal professional that is in closest proximity to their home, this is not always the best decision in today’s day and age. Technology…
  • Sep 12

    Don’t Spend Money on your Personal Injury Case

    Don’t Spend Money on your Personal Injury Case
    Do you believe you have a personal injury claim? From an auto accident to a slip and fall, there may be somebody responsible for your injuries and other damages. You have enough going on at this time that you don’t want to find yourself…
Rank this Week: 3827

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts drug, weapons, theft and other criminal law news. By Michael DelSignore.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 536

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • Sep 18

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?

    ‘Battle of the Forms': Can it be won?
    By: Michael J. Cavaretta Often, in transactions between customers and vendors, each party has its own “boilerplate” terms and conditions that it wants to use, which of course are often quite different than the other party’s…
  • Sep 18

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition

    BBK Worldwide raises $3M, eyes acquisition
    MBBP client BBK Worldwide has raised $3 million from a private, undisclosed investor and its two founders. The consultancy specializes in patient recruitment for the clinical R&D segments of the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and…
  • Sep 16

    Upcoming Retrogression for Indian EB-2 Immigrant Visa

    Upcoming Retrogression for Indian EB-2 Immigrant Visa
    After months of steadily moving forward the priority date for the Employment-based Second preference category (“EB-2”) for foreign nationals chargeable to India, in the October 2014 Visa Bulletin the Department of State…
Rank this Week: 1564

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Massachusetts Divorce Law Monitor

Covers Massachusetts family and divorce law. By Nancy R. Van Tine.

http://www.massachusettsdivorcelawmonitor.com/
  • Sep 17

    NFL Sheds Spotlight on Domestic Violence

    NFL Sheds Spotlight on Domestic Violence
    Hi there, I wrote a post in July on domestic violence referencing the Ray Rice situation. At that time I had only seen the first video showing the aftermath. The second video is even more shocking (viewer discretion advised). However, viewing…
  • Aug 26

    Rehabilitative Alimony: A Big Change

    Rehabilitative Alimony: A Big Change
    Hi there, On August 1, 2014, the Supreme Judicial Court rendered its second decision (no doubt of many) on the cases coming in on the new Alimony Reform Act.  The case is an appeal from a decision of Justice Amy Blake, who has just been…
  • Aug 4

    Lawyers, Legalese and Latin: Why Lawyers Are Such Language Junkie

    Lawyers, Legalese and Latin: Why Lawyers Are Such Language Junkie
    Hi there, I think of myself as a down-to-earth person,  but I unthinkingly use language that is the opposite. I blame this on my law school education, although I think lawyers self-select with a love of language and words. Last…
Rank this Week: 4695

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer…

Massachusetts Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts employment laws governing maternity leave, discrimination, and wages. By the Brown Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.massachusettsemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 17

    Fight Brewing Over Alleged Coffee Monopoly, Antitrust Law Violation

    Fight Brewing Over Alleged Coffee Monopoly, Antitrust Law Violation
    A Massachusetts business lawsuit alleging a pattern of anti-competitive behavior by Keurig Green Mountain since its K-Cup portion pack patent expired mirrors 14 others brought in five states. The lawsuits allege numerous violations of both…
  • Sep 11

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence

    Online Business Reviews Can Have Serious Consequence
    Boston business attorneys and First Amendment free speech advocates alike are closely watching the developments in the case of Dietz Development v. Perez, unfolding in the Virginia Supreme Court. At the center of the controversy is a…
  • Jun 18

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim

    Court Rules on Supervisor Liability in Employment Retaliation Claim
    The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled that a worker can pursue discrimination and retaliation claims against his former employer - but not against his former supervisor in an individual capacity. In a 4-1 decision, justices determined in Lales…
Rank this Week: 1934

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School…

Et Seq. - The Harvard Law School Library Blog

Covers library legal issues, legal information sources, and notices for the Harvard Law community. From the law librarians of Harvard Law School.

http://etseq.law.harvard.edu/
  • Sep 17

    Library Fest reminder and grand prize

    Library Fest reminder and grand prize
    The countdown to this year’s Love Your Library Fest is just two days! We hope to see you on Friday from 2-5pm in the Library for activities, games, an exhibit, chances to meet some legal information vendors, candy, and learning a…
  • Sep 16

    The Scottish Independence Referendum

    The Scottish Independence Referendum
    As you may know, on Thursday Scotland will vote on whether or not to remain part of the United Kingdom. Some estimates put the number of voters registered to participate in the referendum at over 4 million, which is more than 95% of…
  • Sep 16

    New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law

    New Exhibit: Life Beyond the Law
    Historical & Special Collections is pleased to announce its new exhibit Life Beyond the Law: Exploring Student Life Outside the Harvard Law School Classroom is now on view in the Caspersen Room on the fourth floor of Langdell Hall. This…
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Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

Discusses local and national news in special education law. By Lillian E. Wong.

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
Rank this Week: 1195

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer…

Boston Workers Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers workers compensation. By Carney Law Firm.

http://www.bostonworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2299

Murphy's Law Blog

Murphy's Law Blog

Covers elder law, estate planning and probate. By Noreen Murphy.

http://www.noreenmurphylaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 17

    Don’t Give Away Money Until You Know You Won’t Need It

    Don’t Give Away Money Until You Know You Won’t Need It
    Many in their 50s and older are thinking about gifting money to their adult children. Many are unsure if they can afford to do so. That’s because the real question they are asking is whether they have saved enough for … Continue…
  • Sep 10

    Estate Planning Nightmares To Avoid

    Estate Planning Nightmares To Avoid
    When it comes to estate planning, there are some big mistakes that you should take pains to avoid. Problems can begin when parents and their offspring haven’t talked about the subject. And even when they do, they often don’t get…
  • Sep 5

    Consider a MOLST form

    Consider a MOLST form
    Many of us have signed a health care proxy form — a legal document in which we appoint someone to make medical decisions for us if we become incapacitated. But in Massachusetts, and in many other states, there is another ……
Rank this Week: 3948

HealthBlawg

HealthBlawg

Covers new developments in health care law and policy. By David Harlow.

http://www.healthblawg.com/
  • Sep 17

    Waiting for HIPAA Clarity? Who Has Time?

    Waiting for HIPAA Clarity? Who Has Time?
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Sep 9

    HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum: Managing Social Media While Protecting Privacy and Security

    HIMSS Privacy and Security Forum: Managing Social Media While Protecting Privacy and Security
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
  • Sep 9

    OCR Audits: The Skinny

    OCR Audits: The Skinny
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.healthblawg.com/healthblawg
Rank this Week: 328

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Cape Cod Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Massachusetts injury law. By The Law Offices of John C. Manoog III.

http://www.capecodinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1515

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers harassment crimes, motor vehicle crimes, drug crimes and entrapment defenses. By Patrick J. Murphy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Assault and Battery on a Massachusetts Pregnant Woman

    Assault and Battery on a Massachusetts Pregnant Woman
    In the recent case of Commonwealth v. Jenkins, the defendant was convicted of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault and battery on a pregnant woman. The case arose when the pregnant victim confronted the…
  • Sep 3

    Cocaine Trafficking in Boston

    Cocaine Trafficking in Boston
    In a recent Massachusetts appellate case (Commonwealth v. Freddy Baez), a Massachusetts defendant appealed from a conviction for trafficking in cocaine. The case arose when the police were conducting surveillance of the defendant's address…
  • Aug 18

    Carrying a Firearm Without a License in Massachusett

    Carrying a Firearm Without a License in Massachusett
    Massachusetts gun laws are some of the strictest in the nation. Handgun owners must be licensed to buy firearms and ammunition and to carry them. A police officer must have reasonable suspicion to stop you for carrying a handgun without a…
Rank this Week: 3981

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Sep 16

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it

    Debt collectors know when to pounce on you — how one does it
    One of the nation’s largest debt collectors,Portfolio Recovery Associates, has been in the news lately, and this article exposes a hard truth about the collections system: Debt collectors know when your finances improve. Because debt…
  • Aug 26

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier

    Getting a mortgage after bankruptcy just got a little easier
    Here’s a little bit of good news for people who have filed for bankruptcy, but are wishing they could buy a property again. As of July 29, 2014, Fannie Mae has relaxed its rules for qualifying for a mortgage with a bankruptcy on your…
  • May 21

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard

    Letter presses administration on student loan bankruptcy standard
    As of May 16th, 2014 there has been a new development, a bit of a surprising twist, you might say, in the saga of student loan collections. Seven Democratic congressmen (including Senator Elizabeth Warren from Massachusetts) have sent an open…
Rank this Week: 1015

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Boston car accidents and brain injuries. By Sheff Law.

http://www.boston-personal-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 15

    GM RECALLS 16.5 MILLION VEHICLES AFTER AT LEAST 13 DEAD AND 47 INJURED

    GM RECALLS 16.5 MILLION VEHICLES AFTER AT LEAST 13 DEAD AND 47 INJURED
    GM has issued a safety recall on six of its vehicles after at least 13 deaths, 47 injuries and 54 crashes have been linked to faulty ignition switches. The list of recalled vehicles includes: All 2005-2010 Chevrolet Cobalt, 2007-2010 Pontiac…
  • Sep 8

    NCAA CREATES $70 MILLION FUND TO SETTLE HEAD INJURY LAWSUIT

    NCAA CREATES $70 MILLION FUND TO SETTLE HEAD INJURY LAWSUIT
    After nearly a year of negotiations, the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) agrees to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70,000,000 fund. In 2011, the first wave of lawsuits started when Adrian Arriangton, a…
  • Sep 5

    20 INJURED WHEN MBTA BUS COLLIDES WITH CAR IN GREATER BOSTON AREA

    20 INJURED WHEN MBTA BUS COLLIDES WITH CAR IN GREATER BOSTON AREA
    Eighteen people were injured on Tuesday August 12 at around 10:40 a.m. when a man in a Ford 500 Sedan crashed into a full MBTA bus on North Main Street. Video footage has been recovered from the bus that dispels the circumstances surrounding…
Rank this Week: 2249

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers…

Massachusetts Drug Injury Lawyers Blog

By Altman & Altman.

http://www.druginjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Xarelto Injury Lawsuits Sue Bayer and Johnson & Johnson

    Xarelto Injury Lawsuits Sue Bayer and Johnson & Johnson
    Plaintiffs are starting to file claims seeking dangerous drug damages for injuries they sustained from using Xarelto, a blood thinner. Bayer and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which jointly market the drug, are the defendants.…
  • Sep 10

    Boston Scientific Must Pay $73M Vaginal Mesh Injury Verdict

    Boston Scientific Must Pay $73M Vaginal Mesh Injury Verdict
    Jurors have ordered Boston Scientific Corp. to pay Martha Salazar $73 million for injuries she sustained from the Obtryx sling, which is a vaginal mesh implant. This is the first defective medical device award against the company over its…
  • Aug 26

    C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Cases Get Court Ruling

    C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Cases Get Court Ruling
    A federal judge has issued a ruling in a pelvic mesh injury case against manufacturer C.R. Bard from a plaintiff whose injuries occurred nearly two decades ago. Judge Joel H. Slomsky upheld the woman’s negligent manufacturing and…
Rank this Week: 2622

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Boston Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers criminal law topics such as DWI/OUI offenses, other traffic related offenses, and murder. By William D. Kickham.

http://www.bostoncriminalattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 946

Next Phase Legal Blog

Next Phase Legal Blog

Covers divorce and family law. By Next Phase Legal LLC.

http://nextphaselegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 13

    Discover Medfield Day 2014!

    Discover Medfield Day 2014!
    When I opened my law firm in Medfield last winter, one of the first things I did was to join MEMO – Medfield Employers & Merchants Organization.   Actually, one of the first things I did was to get a refrigerator and a coffee…
  • Sep 8

    Grandparent Visitation Rights in Massachusett

    Grandparent Visitation Rights in Massachusett
    When does a grandparent have visitation rights in Massachusetts? As with many legal issues, the answer to this question is the old standby…”it depends.” Family Status A grandparent’s rights to visit their grandchild…
  • Aug 27

    Market Basket Blue

    Market Basket Blue
    The Market Basket fiasco has dominated Massachusetts news this summer.   It also provides a magnificent example of how NOT to resolve a business dispute. A boardroom battle was transformed into a public spectacle with employees and…
Rank this Week: 2651

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Boston Sexual Abuse Lawyer Blog

Published By Fogelman and Fogelman LLC

http://www.bostonsexualabuselawyer.com/
  • Sep 12

    Rape Suspect Re-Indicted Using New DNA Test

    Rape Suspect Re-Indicted Using New DNA Test
    Suffolk County prosecutors have re-indicted Dwayne McNair, a suspect of two rapes, using a new DNA test created by German company Eurofins Scientific, as reported by the Boston Globe. McNair, 33, of Jamaica Plain and Dedham, was released in…
  • Sep 10

    Pittsfield Man Convicted of Child Rape

    Pittsfield Man Convicted of Child Rape
    A Pittsfield man has been found guilty of child rape for sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl. A Berkshire Superior Court jury took a little more than two hours to convict Erick Ruiz-Trujillo of one count of rape of a child with force.…
  • Sep 1

    Ex-student says Emerson mishandled rape investigation

    Ex-student says Emerson mishandled rape investigation
    Boston Globe delves into story of former Emerson college student accusing the school of botching an investigation into her rape case.
Rank this Week: 139

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Simmons & Schiavo Blog

Covers estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.sslawoffices.com/category/all-posts/
  • Sep 12

    ‘No down payment’ mortgages are back

    ‘No down payment’ mortgages are back
    Remember “no down payment” mortgages? These were the kinds of loans that often led to foreclosures during the real estate bust a few years ago. They’re making a comeback – but in a different form. In their new…
  • Aug 22

    Rents for apartments and businesses are continuing to climb

    Rents for apartments and businesses are continuing to climb
    Apartment rents rose 3.2% in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period of last year, according to a study by research firm Reis Inc. Rents are up 13% across the country on average since 2009. And there’s reason to think that…
  • Aug 12

    Want to build a second home next to your current one?

    Want to build a second home next to your current one?
    Many cities have liberalized their zoning laws in recent years to allow people who live in single-family homes to add a second home on their property. They can do this by creating a basement apartment, building an “add-on”…
Rank this Week: 1954

Immigration Blog

Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration laws and policies. By Maged & Rost.

http://blog.immigrantconnect.com
  • Sep 12

    VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for October 2014 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
  • Sep 9

    PRESIDENT WILL HOLD OFF ON TAKING IMMIGRATION-RELATED ACTION UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER ELECTIONS

    PRESIDENT WILL HOLD OFF ON TAKING IMMIGRATION-RELATED ACTION UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER ELECTIONS
    Politics as usual in DC as President Obama felt political pressure to hold off on any executive action regarding the nation’s broken immigration system until after the November mid-term elections.  Pro-immigrant groups are…
  • Aug 13

    VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2014

    VISA BULLETIN FOR SEPTEMBER 2014
    The Visa Bulletin for September 2014 is now available. Please visit our firm’’s websites at www.immigrantconnect.com and www.americaninvestorvisa.com.
Rank this Week: 417

Defense Litigation Insider

Defense Litigation Insider

Covers complex litigation issues. By Cooley Manion Jones.

http://www.defenselitigationinsider.com
  • Sep 12

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial

    Delaware Supreme Court Tosses $2.8 Million Verdict in Galliher Asbestos Trial
    William Larson Overview: In an opinion written by Justice Henry DuPont Ridgely, a unanimous panel of the Delaware Supreme Court recently threw out a $2.8 million verdict in the case of Michael Galliher v. R.T. Vanderbilt.  Defense…
  • Aug 29

    Significant Asbestos “Take-Home Exposure” Opinion

    Significant Asbestos “Take-Home Exposure” Opinion
    Amaryah K. Bocchino -Persuasive precedent likely as PA judge holds employer/premises owner does not owe duty to warn  On August 28, 2014, the Honorable Judge Eduardo C. Robreno, in the Multi-District Litigation for asbestos in the…
  • Aug 18

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;

    What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet;
    Jonathan F. TabaskyPlaintiffs, when faced with a legal bar to traditional negligence claims, frequently try to cloak them in new theories of liability. This tactic is reminiscent of dialogue in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and…
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Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Boston Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Injury Law. By Sugarman & Sugarman, P.C.

http://www.bostoninjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Boston's Proposed Safety Ordinance Geared Towards Cyclist Safety

    Boston's Proposed Safety Ordinance Geared Towards Cyclist Safety
    Earlier this week, the Boston City Council was expected to take up a first-of-its-kind ordinance geared towards bicyclist and pedestrian safety. On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh presented the City Council with an…
  • Sep 4

    Back-to-School Product Recall

    Back-to-School Product Recall
    With Labor Day weekend just behind us, students at all education levels are starting classes this week. According to a summer study conducted by the National Retail Federation, Americans were expected to spend nearly $75 billion on…
  • Aug 28

    "I'M NOT THE TYPE TO SUE SOMEBODY BUT..."

    "I'M NOT THE TYPE TO SUE SOMEBODY BUT..."
    I long ago lost count of the number of times I've heard that line from potential clients who come into the office to discuss what happened to them or a loved one. My usual response is "That's okay, I do it all the time." There is, however,…
Rank this Week: 2825